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Treat yourself to these scrumptious pumpkin protein balls that are ready in no time. They have a soft and chewy texture and a rich pumpkin spice flavor. You only need a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to whip up these healthy snacks.

 

Four Pumpkin Protein Balls on white parchment with loose mini chocolate chips.

 

If you love cookie dough, you will love these pumpkin protein balls. These pumpkin protein balls are made with natural ingredients, without any gluten, dairy, grains, or artificial sweeteners.

You can use maple syrup or monkfruit for a touch of sweetness, depending on your preference. Store them in the fridge or freezer and enjoy them whenever you crave something yummy and satisfying. These pumpkin protein balls are paleo-friendly and delicious!

 

Pumpkin Powerhouse Nutrition

Pumpkins are not only festive, but also nutritious! They are rich in fiber and beta carotene, the precursor to vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that supports your immune system, digestion and vision.

For a healthy and delicious way to enjoy the fall season without excess sugar, try these amazing pumpkin protein balls. They have a sweet and spicy flavor from the pumpkin spice blend, which contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

These protein balls are easy to make and perfect for snacking with a balance of protein, fat and fiber to tide you over and keep you energized between meals.

 

Protein Balls: A Healthy Snack

They are a perfect snack or dessert for the fall season, with a warm and cozy flavor.

Each ball has 9 grams of protein, plus healthy fats, fiber, and carbs to balance your hunger and energy levels. These pumpkin protein balls are packed with fiber and healthy fats, which help you maintain stable blood sugar levels and feel satisfied until your next meal. They are also a much better choice than protein bars, which can have unwanted additives and fillers. These pumpkin protein balls have low carbs and sugar, and only a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. 

Protein is an essential nutrient that provides energy to our body and helps us perform various functions. Protein is the building block of our tissues, such as hair, nails, skin, and muscles. It also helps us repair and maintain these tissues.

Some proteins act as hormones, which are chemical messengers that regulate different processes in our body. We need to consume enough protein to produce these hormones and keep our body in balance.

 

What You’ll Need

  • Pumpkin purée 
  • Peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • Maple syrup 
  • Vanilla
  • Almond flour
  • Collagen powder
  • Coconut flour
  • Ground flaxseed 
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Pumpkin Protein Ball ingredients displayed on a wooden board.

 

How to Make Pumpkin Protein Balls

Put the pumpkin purée, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract in a medium-sized bowl and stir them well with a spatula until they are smooth and well combined.

Add the almond flour, collagen powder, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, and pumpkin spice to the same bowl and mix everything well until you get a thick and sticky dough.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the dough and gently fold them with the spatula until evenly distributed.

Take two tablespoons of dough and shape them into balls with your hands. You can also make smaller balls if you want.

Place the balls on a baking sheet or a plate, ensuring they don’t touch each other.

Put the baking sheet or plate in the fridge and let the balls chill for at least 30 minutes. This will help them hold their shape better.

Enjoy your yummy pumpkin protein balls immediately or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

 

Ingredient Substitutions

Maple Syrup: You can adjust the sweetness and flavor of these pumpkin protein balls according to your preference. You can use honey or monkfruit instead of maple syrup, which will lower the sugar and carb content.

Almond Flour: You can also use hazelnut flour instead of almond flour for similar texture.

Peanut Butter:  Crunchy or creamy peanut butter will both be delicious in this recipe. Or use any nut butter instead of peanut butter, like almond, cashew, tahini or sunflower seed butter.

Pumpkin Spice: Use a pumpkin spice blend for ease. Or make your own pumpkin spice blend by mixing cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Cinnamon should outweigh the ginger and nutmeg 2:1.

 

Pumpkin Protein Balls

 

 

Serving Suggestions & Storage Tips

These protein balls are resourceful and delicious. You can eat them as a post-workout snack, a quick bite on the go or between meetings, a sweet treat, or a topping for yogurt or oatmeal.

These pumpkin balls can last up to a week in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer if you store them in an airtight container.

More Snack Ball Recipes

Ginger Spice Bites
Chocolate Coconut Pecan Truffles

 

Other Fall Recipes You’ll Love

Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Sugar Free Apple Crisp

Stewed Pears

 

 

ENJOY!

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Nine Pumpkin Protein Balls on white parchment

Quick Pumpkin Protein Balls

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 10 balls 1x
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: Gluten Free, Paleo

Description

Treat yourself to these scrumptious pumpkin protein balls that are ready in no time. They have a soft and chewy texture like cookie dough, and a rich pumpkin spice flavor. You only need a few simple ingredients and 15 minutes to whip up these healthy snacks.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin purée
  • 4 tablespoons peanut butter (I suggest chunky peanut butter)
  • 4 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup collagen powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin purée, peanut butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract with a rubber spatula. Mix well until you have a smooth and uniform mixture.
  2. Add in the almond flour, collagen powder, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, and pumpkin spice to the wet mixture.
  3. Stir until all the ingredients are fully combined, and the mixture starts to come togethe like a thick cookie dough.
  4. Gently fold in the mini chocolate chips into the dough mixture. Ensuring they are evenly distributed.
  5. Using clean hands, scoop out 2 tablespoon portions of the dough and roll them between your palms to form small balls. You can make them 1 tablespoons portions if you like.
  6. Place the formed pumpkin balls on the prepared baking sheet or plate. Ensure they are not touching.
  7. Place the baking sheet or plate in the refrigerator and let the pumpkin balls chill for at least 30 minutes. Chilling helps them firm up.
  8. Once the pumpkin balls have set, you can enjoy them immediately.
  9. If you want to store them for later, transfer the balls to an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 7 days or store in the freezer for 3 months.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 6
  • Sodium: 25
  • Fat: 11.7
  • Carbohydrates: 11.5
  • Fiber: 3.5
  • Protein: 8.9

Keywords: Dairy Free, Fast & Easy, Gluten Free, Meal Prep, Paleo

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